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Shkreli Once Again in Hot Water Over Pricey DrugMartin Shkreli's original controversy is back in the headlines. The disgraced CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals first gained infamy back in 2015 when his company jacked the price of Daraprim, a lifesaving drug that treats the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, by 5,000%. Then he went to prison over an unrelated fraud...
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A government worker sprays disinfectant on a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (Chinatopix via AP)
Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economyChina's new virus is striking at a bad time for the world economy
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Swedish Medical Center nurses and other workers picket outside the hospital's campus in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle as they began a three-day strike Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, over staffing levels, wages and other issues. The hospital system closed two of its seven emergency departments and brought in replacement workers in response to the strike. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
Strike by Seattle nurses, staff closes emergency roomsA three-day strike by thousands of nurses, staff members and other caregivers has closed two hospital emergency departments in the Seattle area
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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar walks offstage after speaking at a news conference about the federal government's response to a virus outbreak originating in China, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. Standing alongside Azar are National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, from back left, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease Director Nancy Messonnier. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from ChinaU.S. health officials have offered a reality check about the scary new virus from China: They're expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but, for now, they insist the risk to Americans is very low
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The north terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, where a flight plane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China is expected later Tuesday, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
The Latest: AP source: Plane leaves China with AmericansA U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press that a chartered plane sent to China to pick up Americans in the city of Wuhan has departed and is en route to the U.S. Wuhan is the epicenter of a new virus that has sickened thousands and killed more than 100
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Psilocybin May Ease Anxiety for a Surprisingly Long TimeAbout five years ago, a study found that cancer patients who took one dose of the compound found in magic mushrooms had much less anxiety. A followup study suggests the psilocybin's effect is still in place, reports NBC News . The study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology suggests that psilocybin "may...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreakDemocratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China
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Feds Issue Level 4 Warning Amid Coronavirus OutbreakAs the coronavirus outbreak spreads, the State Department is warning Americans to avoid going to China. The State Department issued a Level 3 warning Monday, urging US citizens to avoid all nonessential travel to the country. A Level 4 warning—a highest-level alert—warns against travel to Hubei province, which...
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Hermoine Dickey, 8, rides in a car on her way to Wuhan Tiange International Airport for a U.S. evacuation flight Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak. (Priscilla Dickey via AP)
As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behindThe U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak
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In this Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by the Poipet International Checkpoint, government officials distribute face masks to tourists during a launch of a plan to distribute a million masks to travelers arriving at the checkpoint with Thailand as a safety precaution against the coronavirus infection in Poipet, northeastern Cambodia. China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.S. government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak. (Poipet International Checkpoint via AP)
Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virusPanic and pollution are driving a surging market for protective face masks in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal
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'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escapeWhile richer countries prepare to evacuate some citizens from China's locked-down city of Wuhan, a grassroots effort has begun among hundreds of African students who see little chance of a similar escape
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Signposts stand in front main entrance of hospital 'Klinikum Schwabing' in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus that broke out in China. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany confirms 1st cases of new virus from ChinaGerman authorities say a man confirmed as the country's first case of the new virus that emerged in China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace last week
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